Products of Our Environment: Abolition and Nature in Prison with Isabel Lane, Working Wednesdays

Historical stereoscope image of Sing Sing prison cellblock
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Sing Sing Prison." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1850 - 1930.


Products of Our Environment: Abolition and Nature in Prison
This presentation will share work from an ongoing scholarly and community-based project, Products of Our Environment, a collaboration between free and incarcerated scholars and writers committed to social and environmental justice. The project aims to build connections within and across the prison wall—between people and their physical environments and among people within and outside of the carceral space.

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Affiliated Researcher
Isabel Lane is a literary scholar, teacher, and abolitionist. Her work in and beyond the university focuses on the intersections of literature and environmental harm—from nuclear weapons and waste to the complex interrelationships between prisons and the environments they contain, abut, and with which they are enmeshed.

PPEH offers a lunch series, Working Wednesdays, designed to showcase in-progress Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) straddling theoretical and practical environmental concerns. These sessions take place on Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 sharp.

All sessions are open to the Penn community but require RSVP. Grab a lunch and join us in person or on Zoom!